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Pocket Reflectors for Cycling 



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Pocket Reflectors for Cycling 



Written By: Becky Stern 



TOOLS: 



Pen or pencil (1) 

Rotary cutter (1) 
optional 

Ruler (1) 

Scissors (1) 

Sewing machine (1) 



PARTS: 



Pants with back pockets (1) 

Fabric (1) 
small scraps 

Paper or cardboard (1) 
standard letter paper size is fine 

3M Scotchlite Plus Retroreflective Vinyl 

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SUMMARY 

Sew some pants pocket reflectors to gain visibility for night cycling. They tuck into the 
pockets for storage and then flip out easily and quickly for riding. 



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Pocket Reflectors for Cycling 



Step 1 — Pocket Reflectors for Cycling 




• Gather tools and materials. 



Step 2 




• Create a paper or cardboard template that fits inside your pants' back pocket. 

• Add 3" at the top for the fold-over flap. 



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Step 3 




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• Cut around your template through 
two layers of fabric with its right 
sides together. 




Step 4 




• Stitch around most of the edges, leaving the short flat "top" open. 

• Invert and press. 



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Step 5 




• Fold over the top of the flap and stitch across both layers twice. 

• Run a zigzag stitch over the raw edge to prevent fraying. 

Step 6 




• Draw your design on the back of the reflective vinyl and cut out the shapes. 



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Step 7 




• Affix the adhesive-backed vinyl to 
the fabric flap. 



Step 8 




• Tuck the short part of the flap into your back pocket. 

• Secure the flap to the body of the jeans from within the pocket with two safety pins. 



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Step 9 




• Wear outside at night while you 
ride your bike! 



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